Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Aoki

Hiroshi Aoki has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220176704
    Abstract: A cartridge includes a concave portion. The concave portion has an opening, first and second side walls, and a bottom wall, and the bottom wall has a tilted surface tilted. The tilted surface is provided with a cartridge side terminal group. The first side wall is provided with a first restriction portion which restricts movements in a +Z axis direction and a +X axis direction of an apparatus side terminal unit, and the second side wall is provided with a second restriction portion which restricts movements in the +Z axis direction and a ?X axis direction of an apparatus side terminal unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji AOKI, Hiroshi SATOH
  • Publication number: 20220174029
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing an estimation program that causes a processor included in a computer to execute a process. The process includes receiving a message of an estimation target of a forwarding destination, searching past messages for a message similar to the received message, estimating, when there is no similar message among the past massage, the forwarding destination of the message using a model of estimating the forwarding destination based on a keyword that is identified based on a word included in the received message, and outputting a forwarding destination of the searched similar message or the estimated forwarding destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoya Hirota, Yukihiro Takeuchi, Hiroshi Iyobe, Shoichi Kogiso, Yuji Aoki, Masahiro Shimomura, Takashi Ikezaki
  • Publication number: 20220163238
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator includes a plurality of refrigerant flow paths, configured to reduce the drift of the refrigerant. The refrigerator includes a refrigeration cycle including a compressor, a condenser, a plurality of refrigerant flow paths branched at a downstream of the condenser, the plurality of refrigerant flow paths each including a pressure reducing device, and an evaporator connected to the plurality of refrigerant flow paths, and a processor including a switching valve configured to individually switch an open or closed state of each of the plurality of refrigerant flow paths, the processor being configured to adjust a flow rate of refrigerant flowing in each of the plurality of refrigerant flow paths by individually duty-controlling an opening and closing time of each of the plurality of refrigerant flow paths by controlling the switching valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Tatsuya SEO, Hiroshi NAKAMURA, Ryota AOKI
  • Patent number: 11296747
    Abstract: An information processing device and method, a transmitting device and method, and a receiving device and method are disclosed for multiplexing transmission signals in the same channel. In one example, transmission signals are generated by performing chirp modulation on data to be transmitted, and the transmission signals are multiplexed by shifting transmission timings of a plurality of transmission signals in a time direction and transmitting the transmission signals. Further, a plurality of chirp-modulated transmission signals which are multiplexed by shifting the transmission timing in the time direction and transmitted from a transmission side are received, and the plurality of received transmission signals are dechirped at timings according to the transmission timings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Kobayashi, Sachio Iida, Katsuyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Aoki
  • Publication number: 20210368625
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, methods, and methods of making devices for facilitating condition monitoring of machinery allowing improve efficiencies and increased lifetime of the machinery while also reducing maintenance. In one embodiment, a device includes an enclosure assembly and a printed circuit board (PCB) assembly. The enclosure assembly includes a cap, a base mechanically coupled with the cap, and a support bracket mechanically coupled with the base. The PCB assembly includes a processor, a memory coupled with the processor, a first sensor electrically coupled with the processor, a second sensor electrically coupled with the processor, and a communication interface electrically coupled with the processor. The device, when installed, may generally form a shape of a tapered cylinder having a maximum height of 2.1 inches and a maximum diameter of 1.2 inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Kotaro MATSUMOTO, Hiroyuki MATSUDA, Hiroshi AOKI, Masaru TERADA, Ovel EMERSON, Paul A. LOWE
  • Publication number: 20210258944
    Abstract: A communication device includes a processor that selects a first resource such that the first resource that is used to transmit data by the communication device does not overlap with a second resource that is used to transmit data by another communication device located in vicinity of the communication device and a transmitter that transmits the data by using the first resource selected by the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Jianming Wu, Hiroshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 11045145
    Abstract: A buckle includes a main body connectable to a tongue attached to a seatbelt of a vehicle, a sensor disposed in the main body or in a support member that supports the main body, the sensor configured to produce a sensor output signal whose waveform changes in response to movement of an object situated in a seat of the vehicle, a detection unit configured to detect, from the sensor output signal produced by the sensor, vital-sign signal components indicative of a vital sign that is at least either respiration or pulse beat, a generation unit configured to evaluate reliability of the vital-sign signal components detected by the detection unit and to generate vital-sign information about the vital sign from a reliable one of the vital-sign signal components, and an output unit configured to output the vital-sign information generated by the generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Joyson Safety Systems Japan K.K.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 11012091
    Abstract: LDPC coding is executed using a check matrix of an LDPC code whose code length is 736 bits and whose code rate is 1/4, and modulation is executed using a repetition unit that has an LDPC code obtained by the LDPC coding, repeatedly arranged therein. The LDPC code includes information bits and parity bits, the check matrix includes an information matrix portion corresponding to the information bits and a parity matrix portion corresponding to the parity bits, the parity matrix portion has a stepwise structure, the information matrix portion is indicated by a check matrix initial value table, and the check matrix initial value table is a predetermined table indicating positions of elements of “1” of the information matrix portion for each eight columns. This technique is applicable to, for example, information transmission using the LDPC code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Kobayashi, Masanori Sato, Nabil Loghin, Toshihiro Fujiki, Ryoji Ikegaya, Hiroyuki Kamata, Yusuke Yoneyama, Kimiya Kato, Akira Endo, Sawako Kiriyama, Hiroyuki Mita, Hideshi Motoyama, Hiroshi Aoki, Daisuke Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10998701
    Abstract: A wire bonding method includes: arranging a first core including a plurality of strands exposed from an insulating sheath of a first wire, onto a side of an anvil and a second core including a plurality of strands exposed from an insulating sheath of a second wire, onto a side of a horn for ultrasonic bonding, the second core being larger in sectional area than the first core; and bonding the first core and the second core together by ultrasonic bonding between the horn and the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Sato, Hiroshi Aoki, Naoki Ito, Yasunori Nabeta
  • Publication number: 20200307524
    Abstract: In a cleaning nozzle unit including an inner liquid passage guiding a cleaning solution, an inner air passage feeding air to an outlet of the inner liquid passage, and an injection port that mixes the cleaning solution guided by the inner liquid passage and the air fed by the inner air passage and injects a mixture of the cleaning solution and the air to a surface of an object, a plurality of the injection ports are provided, are disposed at predetermined intervals and inject the mixtures in directions such that the mixtures hits each other in the surface at a substantially predetermined angle in a front view of the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji MORITA, Hideyuki TAMURA, Tetsuo HATA, Nobuhiro SATO, Nobuhiko MOCHIJI, Hiroshi SHOJIMA, Norihiko NAKANO, Hiroshi AOKI, Yukari AKIYAMA, Naohiro NOGUCHI, Hiroko TSUTSUMI
  • Publication number: 20200244305
    Abstract: An information processing device and method, a transmitting device and method, and a receiving device and method are disclosed for multiplexing transmission signals in the same channel. In one example, transmission signals are generated by performing chirp modulation on data to be transmitted, and the transmission signals are multiplexed by shifting transmission timings of a plurality of transmission signals in a time direction and transmitting the transmission signals. Further, a plurality of chirp-modulated transmission signals which are multiplexed by shifting the transmission timing in the time direction and transmitted from a transmission side are received, and the plurality of received transmission signals are dechirped at timings according to the transmission timings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Seiji Kobayashi, Sachio Iida, Katsuyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10679804
    Abstract: A drip-proof structure of an electronic component includes a rotary body that includes a main body as an operating portion, a first case rotatably supporting the rotary body, a second case that supports the other side surface of the main body of the rotary body and houses, together with the first case, the rotary body, a sliding piece that changes its position to follow rotation of the rotary body, a circuit board that outputs an output signal corresponding to the rotational position of the rotary body, a cover that covers the first and second cases and the circuit board, and first and second drip-proof members arranged between the first case and the cover and between the second case and the cover, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Hiroshi Aoki, Yoshiharu Tsukahara, Satoshi Kuwabara, Naoki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10659101
    Abstract: An information processing device and method, a transmitting device and method, and a receiving device and method are disclosed for multiplexing transmission signals in the same channel. In one example, transmission signals are generated by performing chirp modulation on data to be transmitted, and the transmission signals are multiplexed by shifting transmission timings of a plurality of transmission signals in a time direction and transmitting the transmission signals. Further, a plurality of chirp-modulated transmission signals which are multiplexed by shifting the transmission timing in the time direction and transmitted from a transmission side are received, and the plurality of received transmission signals are dechirped at timings according to the transmission timings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Kobayashi, Sachio Iida, Katsuyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Aoki
  • Publication number: 20200091691
    Abstract: A wire bonding method includes: arranging a first core including a plurality of strands exposed from an insulating sheath of a first wire, onto a side of an anvil and a second core including a plurality of strands exposed from an insulating sheath of a second wire, onto a side of a horn for ultrasonic bonding, the second core being larger in sectional area than the first core; and bonding the first core and the second core together by ultrasonic bonding between the horn and the anvil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Sato, Hiroshi Aoki, Naoki Ito, Yasunori Nabeta
  • Publication number: 20200091670
    Abstract: A terminal-wire bonding method includes: arranging a first core at a second end of a first terminal-wire having a first terminal connected with the first core exposed from an insulating sheath at a first end, onto a side of an anvil and a second core at a second end of a second terminal-wire having a second terminal connected with the second core exposed, at a first end, from an insulating sheath longer than the insulating sheath of the first terminal-wire, onto a side of a horn; and bonding the first core at the second end and the second core at the second end together by ultrasonic bonding between the horn and the anvil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya SATO, Hiroshi Aoki, Naoki Ito, Yasunori Nabeta
  • Publication number: 20190393898
    Abstract: LDPC coding is executed using a check matrix of an LDPC code whose code length is 736 bits and whose code rate is 1/4, and modulation is executed using a repetition unit that has an LDPC code obtained by the LDPC coding, repeatedly arranged therein. The LDPC code includes information bits and parity bits, the check matrix includes an information matrix portion corresponding to the information bits and a parity matrix portion corresponding to the parity bits, the parity matrix portion has a stepwise structure, the information matrix portion is indicated by a check matrix initial value table, and the check matrix initial value table is a predetermined table indicating positions of elements of “1” of the information matrix portion for each eight columns. This technique is applicable to, for example, information transmission using the LDPC code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicants: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation, Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji KOBAYASHI, Masanori SATO, Nabil LOGHIN, Toshihiro FUJIKI, Ryoji IKEGAYA, Hiroyuki KAMATA, Yusuke YONEYAMA, Kimiya KATO, Akira ENDO, Sawako KIRIYAMA, Hiroyuki MITA, Hideshi MOTOYAMA, Hiroshi AOKI, Daisuke KAWAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20190228934
    Abstract: A drip-proof structure of an electronic component includes a rotary body that includes a main body as an operating portion, a first case rotatably supporting the rotary body, a second case that supports the other side surface of the main body of the rotary body and houses, together with the first case, the rotary body, a sliding piece that changes its position to follow rotation of the rotary body, a circuit board that outputs an output signal corresponding to the rotational position of the rotary body, a cover that covers the first and second cases and the circuit board, and first and second drip-proof members arranged between the first case and the cover and between the second case and the cover, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi AOKI, Yoshiharu TSUKAHARA, Satoshi KUWABARA, Naoki HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10205252
    Abstract: A structure for connecting a crimp terminal and an electric wire includes: a crimp terminal that includes a conductor crimping portion and a coating crimping portion serially and includes an electric wire connector that is to be crimped to the electric wire; and a water stop sheet having an opening for bringing a conductor into contact with the conductor crimping portion, and laid between the electric wire connector and the electric wire. When a joint is swaged and crimped, the swaged and crimped joint has a second included angle ?2 between the bottom plate and a second line that is larger than a first included angle ?1 between the bottom plate and a first line in a cross section that is perpendicular to a bottom plate of the electric wire connector and that includes an electric wire axial line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Aoki, Kazuto Ohtaka
  • Publication number: 20180252850
    Abstract: Provided is an optical device which increases design flexibility. An optical device includes: a light guiding unit, the cross-section of which is approximately trapezoidal; and diffraction gratings disposed in the light guiding unit. The diffraction gratings are obliquely disposed with respect to the longitudinal direction of the light guiding unit. A signal that is output from a micro-projector (light source) enters the diffraction grating, light that is diffracted by the diffraction grating is reflected by a reflecting unit, the reflected light is diffracted by the diffraction grating and enters an eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi AOKI
  • Publication number: 20180191398
    Abstract: An information processing device and method, a transmitting device and method, and a receiving device and method are disclosed for multiplexing transmission signals in the same channel. In one example, transmission signals are generated by performing chirp modulation on data to be transmitted, and the transmission signals are multiplexed by shifting transmission timings of a plurality of transmission signals in a time direction and transmitting the transmission signals. Further, a plurality of chirp-modulated transmission signals which are multiplexed by shifting the transmission timing in the time direction and transmitted from a transmission side are received, and the plurality of received transmission signals are dechirped at timings according to the transmission timings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Seiji KOBAYASHI, Sachio lIDA, Katsuyuki TANAKA, Hiroshi AOKI